Revenue CycleHospital Price Transparency Needs Harsher Penalties, Uniform Data Reporting
According to an expert panel, CMS should increase the maximum penalty for noncompliance with the pricing rule from $300 per...
PayerJaw Surgery Takes a $27K Bite out of One Man's Budget
About three months after the surgery, Ely Bair was shocked to get the large hospital bill ? about $24,000 higher...
PayerHospital 'Trauma Centers' Charge Enormous Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send People Home
Tens of thousands of times a year, hospitals charge enormously expensive trauma alert fees for injuries so minor the patient...
MarketingDoctors Weigh Pros and Cons of Prescribing Hot-Button Alzheimer's Drug
Faced with criticism over insufficient guidance, the FDA has revised the drug's label to narrow its potential use.
MarketingDrugmakers' Spending on Stock, Dividends and Executive Pay Exceeds Research, Democrats Say
Contrary to pharmaceutical industry arguments that large profits fund extensive research, the major drug companies plow more of their billions...
PayerEffort to Decipher Hospital Prices Yields Key Finding: Don't Try It at Home
A series of columns by Bernard J. Wolfson addresses the challenges consumers face in California's healthcare landscape.
Covid-19Delta Variant Surges in Colorado as the Bands Play On
The CDC says Colorado is among the states with the highest proportion of the highly contagious delta variant.
PayerHospital Prices Must Now Be Transparent. For Many Consumers, They're Still Anyone's Guess.
Some hospitals bury the data deep on their websites or have not included all the categories of prices required.
Revenue CycleOnly 9% of Adults are Aware of Hospital Price Transparency Rules
The few people who have researched hospital prices online within the past six months were slightly more likely to erroneously...
PayerA Hospital Charged $722.50 to Push Medicine Through an IV. Twice.
As hospitals disaggregate charges for services, there has been a proliferation of newfangled fees to increase billing. In the field,...
Revenue CycleStudy Finds 'Selective Compliance' with Price Transparency Rule
The research confirms what has been anecdotally reported for months: That hospitals are choosing which parts of the rule to...
PayerColorado Lawmakers Wage Multifront Assault on High Drug Costs
State officials estimate the combined impact of the various measures could save Coloradans between 20% and 40% in out-of-pocket costs.